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Full-time Middle School Director

at Minority Professional Network, Inc in California

THE SCHOOL
Brentwood School in Los Angeles, California, is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school in the Brentwood neighborhood of west Los Angeles. The school, a community of 1113 Kindergarten through 12th Grade students and 151 faculty members, is situated on two campuses. The three-acre West Campus (K-5) is four blocks away from the original 28-acre East Campus (6-12). In its relatively short history of 47 years, Brentwood has grown to be one of the premier independent day schools in California. Students describe a warm and caring atmosphere where they are known and valued as individuals. Embracing high standards of academic excellence, character development, and emotional intelligence, Brentwood encourages students to think critically and creatively and to act ethically.
Brentwood School is fully accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the California Association of Independent Schools, INDEX, A Better Chance, and the Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs.

THE POSITION
The Middle School Director is responsible for all aspects of the program and personnel in the Middle School. In addition to the faculty, reporting to the Director are the Assistant Middle School Director, the Middle School Director of Service Learning, the Learning Specialist, and the counselor/School Psychologist.

EXPECTATIONS
The Middle School Director will lead a robust division that has constructed its programs and operations with careful attention to Brentwood’s mission and values. The next Director of the Middle School will accomplish the following:
Provide leadership through the hiring and retaining of excellent faculty, attending to the curriculum, and ensuring the Middle School’s overall vitality
Work with the faculty and administration to sustain systems and structures that support and increase the effectiveness of the school’s curriculum and programs
Strengthen collaboration and foster transparency and trust through open communication, clear expectations and full engagement-working closely with the Middle School administration, faculty, staff, parents, and students
Foster an environment that encourages open discussion with the freedom to express varied points of view
Engage fully in the daily life of the school and support students of varied identifies, lifestyles, and beliefs
Provide educational leadership and be a skilled spokesperson for the school’s vibrant, educational program
Work closely with the Head of Brentwood School and the members of the School Leadership Team to foster the strength of the entire school

PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES
Brentwood School is interested in candidates who can support, articulate, and promote a mission-driven, child-centered model of education. Along with excellent organizational and leadership skills, ideal candidates will have backgrounds that demonstrate most, if not all, of the following:

A warm, approachable presence on campus that invites and respects the views of others yet is decisive when needed
Visible and accessible on campus, knowing and enjoying the faculty, staff, parents, and especially the students of the School
Engage actively with students, faculty, staff, and families in the daily life of the school, preserving and promoting the warmth and closeness that defines the Middle School’s culture
Knowledge and understanding of developmentally appropriate curriculum and instructional practice
Strong familiarity with significant educational and technology trends in independent schools
Effective communication with faculty members, students, and parents, in a clear concise, and timely manner, keeping these groups appropriately informed of potential issues and or needs
Cross-cultural competency
A commitment to equity and inclusion
Ability to synthesize and articulate the school’s educational vision and to inspire and motive others towards further strengthening the Middle School
Teaching and administrative experience at the Middle School level
An advanced degree
Collaborative approach to leadership balanced with the ability to make decisions
A lifelong learner who uses the latest research to compliment his/her own experiences
The ability to motivate, inspire, and support faculty and staff

PERSONAL QUALITIES
The favored candidate is an outgoing, energetic, confident person of keen intellect and integrity who will enjoy developing and guiding the Middle School community. The frequency with which parents and teachers are on campus working together requires a leader who is the soul of discretion. The Middle School will be best served by a leader who is self-aware; has a hands-on, approachable style; a sense of humor; and a true love and appreciation for educating Middle School age children.
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